DijkBier (66) - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle as Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter. Ruby dark brown beer with foamy light brown head. A totally distinguishing sour aroma of overripe, rotten fruit (apples), citrus (lemon) and some syrup. Also the taste is mainly fresh-sour of fruit/citrus with a small sweetness. No bitters or hops, quite plain, hardly aftertaste. Quite full of taste for a 3.5ABV beer, but very specific; too specific for me. Not my kind of beer.
BlackHaddock (6238) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th July 2016. Bottle (as Zwarte Ruiter) at RBESG Grand Tasting Part 2: Brew Pub Le Sec. Red hue to the brown body, the head a beige affair. The aroma was caramel led with some fruity esters, the taste similar but more fruity, a little sourness and less caramel. Different and a nice change from the heavy alcohol laden beers I had around it during the tasting.
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour. Caramel, fruit and cherry aroma. Sweet, fruit, cherry, apple, cider, caramel taste. Medium body.
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight fruity. Sweet, fruity, slight citric. Berries. Sweet and fruity, toasted and malty. Sweet fruity far finish.
MelvinKalksma (875) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, berries, cherry and acidity.
Clear/hazy amber/red beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, wood, berries and cherry; ends slightly sour with acidity.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Such a great flavour for itís 3.5abv. Makes me wonder what the unsweetened 5abv will be.
mutz (898) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@ De Klep als Zwarte Ruiter Mestreechs Aajt. 1 jaar op hout gelagerd.
Getapt in een stenen mok dus kan de kleur niet goed beoordelen. Ruikt zuur, kersen, hout. Smaak is zoetzuur, kersen, zurige afdronk. Als het bier opwarmt dan wordt het zoete wat weŽig.
mariuspoenari (1426) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Dark ruby pour, clear, with a thin tan head. Notes of caramel, vinegar and subtle cider. A bit too sweet and one-dimensional.
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden: Clear brown colored brew with an great well balanced sour taste, hints of wood, wine and some sugary.
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Arendsnest. Clear dark reddish brown with beige head. Overripe fruits, quite sugary, sweet berries, sweet balsamico. This seems a bit bland after the insane foeder version Iím having next to it. Medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied.
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden. Sold as Mestreechs Aajt, but given the fact Zwarte Ruiter is now widely on sale (=Mestreechs Aajt O.A.) and the regular is very rare, Iíll rate it here. Will get me a bottle as well to check ;-). Clear copper-amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of lots of wood, tart, brown sugar, red berries, fruits, malts. Flavour is tart, woody, fruity, berries, malts, a bit of caramel, brown sugar in a non-sweet way, tart-bitter finish with lots of wood. Light bodied. Good.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at In de Wildeman. Clear brown colour with a light reddish hue, off white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar with brown sugar, malts. Flavour is brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, light chocolate malts, tart finish. Medium bodied. Well done for such a low abv beer.